Chambliss latest Republican to break with anti-tax lobbyist

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citizen782 wrote:

Norquist, the vocal minority who won’t shut up. I would love to see some sane legislators tell him to on national television.

Nov 23, 2012 9:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sans wrote:

@David Farrar: your fantasy of Chambliss being toast and Palin winning his seat is ludicrous. It is similar to rantings about Obama being toast. Well, how did that work out for you? Seems to me you and yours are the ones in the toaster. You give yourself way too much relevance than you really have.

Nov 24, 2012 8:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
Robert76 wrote:

Finally. A Republican working for the good of America instead of serving Grover Norquist. It is hard to fatham why the Republicans who swore an oath of office would serve a non-elected lobbyist rather than their country, but that appears to be what has happened for the last 4 years. It is time for Congress to serve America instead of Lobbyists and Gamblng tycoons.

Nov 24, 2012 1:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
altalks21 wrote:

Contributing to the problem is low wages. Any time businesses don’t provide employees with insurance plans and don’t pay a Living Wage to make ends meet, then the rest of us, taxpayers are paying for ANY government support their employees are receiving, such as welfare, food stamps, etc.

Nov 24, 2012 2:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
UnPartisan wrote:

@atalks21

And that is why the plan to raise taxes on the rich and corporations is going to further hurt your cause. Employee’s will pay for these taxes as well as the consumers. It is trickle down economics whether you want to believe it or not.

Nov 24, 2012 2:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fromthecenter wrote:

@unpartisan – The reason why our wages, benefits and standard of living have been going down is because the ‘job creators’ are making more money then ever by shipping all our jobs to low-cost countries. We cannot compete with engineers that make 10,000 a year. Recently I saw that the republicans are tackling immigration by increasing the number of h1-b visas. This is because the corporations are selling the lie that they are doing the work that there are no trained americans to do. That is an out right lie. They are taking the jobs of engineers, computers programmers, accountants that need to be here in the states to face clients at a minimum of salary. H1-B visas have a maximum they can get paid. So now it wasnt good enough to ship all jobs that can be done anywhere away, they are also cutting the wages by bringing cheaper labor via the h1-b visa program for the ones they can’t. All the while paying themselevs huge salaries, bonuses and thousands of shares of stock and then giving nothing to the American workers who are left. We could cut their taxes to 0 and eliminate all regulations and they STILL will not hire here. Not until the wages are lower then anywhere else in the world.

Nov 24, 2012 4:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
altalks21 wrote:

To UnPartisan, as more consumers buy more, the prices naturally get lower

Nov 24, 2012 8:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
cocostar wrote:

I don’t think it matters what the republicans say their opinion is about the Norquist pledge. What they say and do has always been two different things. When the vote is over they will be laughing at how stupid the democrats were for believing them in the first place.
With Boehoner’s position on the debt ceiling and his partys past positions on tax cuts the best thing to do for the country and the republican party is to go over the cliff.. Bust them and bust them good!

Nov 25, 2012 9:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

UnPartisan (all evidence to the contrary)..you have a unique way of marginalizing a complex issue with a statement based more in rhetoric than in reality. While it is true that expenses go into determining the price of a product, companies simply can’t charge what they want for a product or service. What the market will bare and competition are the largest factors. Here’s my best example. Valero, largest operator of oil refineries in the U.S. A product (gasoline) that virtually everybody has to have. Their stock symbol is VLO. They lost money for 2 out of the last 4 years and currently have a profit margin of 0.81%. While the speculators at the CBOT (Big Banks, Hedge Fund Managers and HFT’s)continue to manipulate the price of oil, Valero isn’t able to pass ALL those costs on to the consumer (hence the horrible profit margin). As the price of oil has increased. Consumers conserve and buy less gasoline. Supply and Demand plays an even bigger role in discritionary goods and services. Raising taxes on (particularly) Big Business does not necessarily equally into less employees or higher prices. Apple with a profit margin of 27%, an effective tax rate of 7% and $100B in cash…has a ton of room to absorb higher taxes before it would impact their employees or the price of their products. Unless those at the top want to be ultra greedy!

Nov 25, 2012 10:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
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